Bryan, Sarah and Kevin welcome their friend Jill for a lengthy discourse about the wonderful world of Oz.
As it is Martin Luther King Day, Eric and Bryan discuss the impact and timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, as well as other Civil Rights movements around the globe. Enjoy, and don’t forget to like our page on Facebook, as well as check out our new blog on Tumblr!
In preparation for the 86th Academy Awards, Eric and Bryan discuss the fascinating history behind movie theaters, and more specifically, movie palaces. Join us as we explore the cultural impact of these institutions of entertainment, and see why they should be preserved.
So what’s big, rocky, round and sits between Mars and Jupiter? If you’re scratching your head right now, don’t worry. Your 7th grade science teacher didn’t teach you about it because it wasn’t deemed worthy, but there is something out there.
On January 1, 1801, the Mathematician, Astronomer, and Catholic priest of the Theatine order, Father Giuseppe Piazzi, made a startling discovery. An object first thought to be a star (one of 7,646 that he cataloged in his career) was observed moving against a field of its fixed cosmic kin. To verify his findings Piazzi spent 3 more days making observations. What had he found? Well according to him it must have been a comet – a large ball of dust and ice, traveling through the solar system like a cosmic drifter. Only that’s what he felt comfortable telling the public. His instincts told a different story, as we can tell from a letter sent to his friend, Barnaba Oriani: